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I know this cold weather makes us want to curl up in a ball on the bed all day…but do you think your kids will settle for that on a Saturday? I’m betting they’re getting a little stir crazy and want to venture outdoors. Well, how about going to a camp fair and imagining it’s 90 degrees outside–that should make frostbite more bearable, right? Catch a show, go to a health fair or wassail some apple trees…before you know it this cold nightmare will be over!

SATURDAY

NJ Summer Camp Fair. 12pm to 3pm. Meet directors from local camps. FREE! The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack. Link here.

Ooey Gooey Super Saturday. 9:30am to 12pm. Interactive science fun that lets kids get messy. Free! For ages 18 months to 10 years! Future Generation Learning Centers, Teaneck. Link here.

Pinkalicious the Musical. 11am (sold out) and 1pm (limited availability). South Orange Performing Arts Company. $11 to 16. Link here.

The Little Prince. 2pm to 4pm. $20-22. NJPAC, Newark. Link here.

Children’s Theater: Bottom’s Dream. Sat/Sun: 2pm. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood. $7. Link here.

Redeemer Lutheran Puppet Show & Open House. 10am to 12pm. Also, crafts, tours, snacks and more! Cranford. Link here.

New School of Dance Arts. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Teens show off talents in dance, spoken word, drama, photography, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more. An informal showing with free refreshments. Midland Park. Link here.

Gifted and Talented Fair. 9am to 12pm. Vendors, giveaways and workshops. Free! The Wilson School, Mountain Lakes. Link here.

SUNDAY

Realistic Resolutions 2013: Health Fair. 5pm to 8pm. Joy Bauer shares reliable and practical advice to livign a healthier life. Ridgewood YMCA. Link here.

NJ Summer Camp Fair (Morris County). 12pm to 3pm. East Hanover Ramada Inn and Conference Center. Link here.

Author Event: Fashion Design. 2pm to 4pm. An afternoon of sewing, refreshments and fun! Go home with a signed copy of Marjorie’s book, The Fashion Designer’s Handbook. $26. The Craft Lounge, Leonia. Link here.

Lambertville New Home Winter Festival. Live music, theater performances, sculpting demos, parade, cook off and more! Link here.

Wassailing the Apple Trees. 1pm to 4pm. “Wassailing” is the tradition of protecting orchards and ensuring the crop for the next season. Dancing, singing, and reenacting of old English traditions. Hot cider, farm wagon rides and live music. Free! Terhune Orchards, Princeton. Link here